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The Page Of Fire Earth Pages Index Some Nautical Humor

 Where is the Starting Line?


The Skippers Page




My Local Favorites


520 Bridge Weather
Seattle Crew Database
Seattle Duck Dodge Race
Corinthian Yacht Club
Seattle Yacht Club
The Seattle Model Yacht Club
Seattle Singles Yacht Club
SEAFAIR - Unlimited Hydroplane Racing


My Favorite Sailing Sites


Annie - The Old Sandbagger
Sailing Racing Rules Quiz
International Sailing Federation
Sail Free
55" F3 Hydrofoil Trimaran
Virtual Skipper
The Virtual Cup
Sail 2000



"The Battle Hymn of Match Racing"


Mine eyes have seen the horror Of the ending of the race.

Both our boats were really flying At a fast and blinding pace.
Then, I rammed him at the finish So I'd win it -- just in case!!
And the truth cannot be shown.

Chorus: Failure, loss, and degradation.
(Oh, the sheer humiliation!)
Quick! Protest for dispensation!!!
And the truth cannot be shown.

I have listened to the experts, But the rules all leave me cold.
I have never done my homework, Although many times been told.
I've just fouled them all on purpose On those times I'm feeling bold.
Will the truth ever be known??

Chorus: Failure, loss, and degradation.
(Oh, the sheer humiliation!)
...Subject to interpretation.
Will the truth ever be known??

Well, the ruling has been issued And I've failed to win the score.
All the witnesses have spoken And, my actions, they deplore.
Guess I won't be in the numbers Of those ones who'll sail some more.
For the truth, I will atone.

Chorus: Failure, loss, and degradation.
(Oh, the sheer humiliation!)
Foiled by deliberation.
For the truth, I will atone.












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